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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 2, 2009 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a little late to the dinner table?

You're right, WT, this dude is on a noble quest and he is very strong willed and intelligent as well.

As far as having faith, I think everyone who's got their head on straight (this is actually optional) believes in a set of principles, a personal philosophy of sorts. There is something in most people's lives that serves the same function that faith in a religion or philosophy or psychology or some other kind of science does for someone else.

Lots of people may not be even aware that they have a set of ideals that are dictating their lifestyles and behaviors - take consumerism for example, it's pretty much a religion these days. Did Bush tell us to grieve, or to seek community, or God, when 9/11 happened? He told us to go shopping, because that is our way of life, just as following spiritual ideals is the most important thing in other cultures' ways of life.

This is my favorite thread ever :)